Category Archives: Make A Long

Knit & Play :: Veggie Garden – pumpkins, cabbage, beets & more….!

. . Are you a dirt gardener ? Me? I prefer to use yarn for my gardening! I get to sit by the fire, warm & cozy; plant whatever I want & never have to pull any weeds….. that’s why … Continue reading

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Meet Mother Nature & Jack Frost

Yes, ladies (& gentlemen) – it’s finally here ! The Handwork Homeschool Boutique You know how people say “you teach what you need to learn”? Well, that is SO true for me & I always like to add another thought 

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What 20,000 Years of Handwork Can Teach You About the Future (or…

6 books I’ve read & 1 I haven’t!) By now, you’ve probably gathered that I like to read….a lot! . Not novels or magazines (ok, the odd one here & there) but books that you’d probably call

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How Creative Questing DREW me to 3 Businesses, 2 Babies & A New Life in the Old World

It’s easy to drop creativity into the “extra” file in your mind. When an idea for a project pops into your head (as one does more often than you’d like to admit) – do you feel a little bit guilty? … Continue reading

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Let the Creative Questing begin !

Make your DREAM Project Real Be incredibly inspired, wildly creative & happily productive.   So, you read that & thought, “I’d love to but… my DREAM project is big & has lots of moving parts. When I think about it, … Continue reading

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Brainstorming in Paris ! The Story of The KNIT Lessons

~ UPDATE ~ The last 2 Sessions of The KNIT Lessons SOLD OUT !! Click HERE to get all the details about the Spring 2016 Session. This is my new studio in the attic of the Louvre.  Cool, eh?!  I’ve always dreamed … Continue reading

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A Call to Yarns….

When I was in university, I majored in Mediaeval Studies.  I was fascinated by the language (mostly Latin with a bit of middle English), the clothes (yes, I’ve made more than a few mediaeval gowns), the philosophy (I LOVED reading … Continue reading

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